Dykanka

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Dykanka
Диканька
Landscape with Holy Trinity Church
Landscape with Holy Trinity Church
Flag of Dykanka
Flag
Coat of arms of Dykanka
Coat of arms
Location of Dykanka within the Ukraine
Location of Dykanka within the Ukraine
Dykanka is located in Ukraine
Dykanka
Dykanka
Location of Dykanka
Coordinates: 49°49′14″N 34°31′47″E / 49.82056°N 34.52972°E / 49.82056; 34.52972Coordinates: 49°49′14″N 34°31′47″E / 49.82056°N 34.52972°E / 49.82056; 34.52972
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Poltava Oblast
Raion Dykanskyi Raion
Founded 1658
Area
 • Total 11.74 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 7,789
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 38502[1]
Area code(s) 5351
Licence plate [2] BI

Dykanka (Ukrainian: Диканька) is the urban settlement in Dykanskyi Raion (district), Poltava Oblast (province) of central Ukraine. Its population is 7,789 (2015 est.)[3].

The settlement is located 29 km (18 mi) from the rail station in Poltava.

History[edit]

Dykanka was first mentioned in 1658 as a small village, though the area was populated for centuries.

Within modern Dykanka at different times had traces of settlements of Scythians. Also found the remains of a settlement from the ashes. Found the remains of two settlements VII-VI centuries BC.

In 1430 the land got Tatar Murza Leksada Mansurksanovych, the future Prince Alexander Glinski, and, according to Leo Padalka and other pre-revolutionary (before 1917) historians Dykanka was among his ″settlements″.

It has held the status of urban-type settlement since 1957.

Dykanka is the location of the short story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Nikolai Gogol.[4]

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External links[edit]

  • "Dikanka" (news of Dikanka, events, weather, all in English and Russian language)